- Size of the project
- Current status of the paint
- Color changes
- Overall complexity
Bigger houses require more time, effort, and materials. All of these will drive up how much you’ll need to invest in the painting of your house exterior. You’ll definitely want to use the best exterior paint. It’ll look better for longer.
What’s the current status of the paint? If there are only a few blemishes then it should be fine. But if there’s a lot of peeling and such, the cost will go up. All that peeling paint needs scraping off first. Poorly maintained houses may have to pay a few thousand dollars before the painting even begins!
Drastic color changes are costly too. Painting over an older paint job requires more time, materials, and labor. For a colonial house, a second coat of paint for the siding can cost $3,800. Painting both siding and trim can be $7,200.
This all blends together into complexity. Second stories, fancy trim, specific paint, and many other factors are at play.